South Carolina Philharmonic


Tasting Notes 2018


6th annual wine & food celebration benefitting the S.C. Philharmonic

  • Monday, March 26, 2018
  • 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
  • S.C. State Museum (301 Gervais St.)
  • Business casual attire
(2017 event information is below as a guide for what to expect in 2018.)

Come savor the flavor of the Midlands! With the Midlands’ favorite restaurants and more than 50 wines for sampling, Tasting Notes 2018 is expected to attract wine and food lovers from throughout the Midlands in support of the S.C. Phil. 

For $100, you'll taste high-end wines and local beers while indulging on epicurean delights from the Midlands’ finest restaurants. You can purchase any of the wines from the tasting, and bid on specialty wines in the silent auction.

Plus, enjoy live musical entertainment from the Reggie Sullivan Quartet and Dreher High steel drum ensemble. There's also a silent auction featuring art, trips, and more. Step outside to sample cigars from Tinder Box

Southern Valet provides complimentary valet parking, and Checker Yellow Cab will provide safe, complimentary rides home to guests who overindulge.

Thanks to the Tasting Notes 2017 Sponsors

  • BB&T
  • Columbia Metropolitan Magazine, exclusive print media sponsor
  • Elliott Davis Decosimo 
  • Fast Signs Harbison
  • First-Citizens Bank
  • Pat & Tom Fortson
  • McDowell-Pearman, LLC
  • Mustard Graphics Studio
  • Rick Palyok 
  • Gerald & Pat Smith
  • Marcia Stine
  • Southern Valet
  • Vino Garage
  • Liz & Hoyt Wheeler
  • WXRY 99.3 FM, exclusive radio sponsor

Invitation from event chair Brenda Wheeler

“On behalf of our hard-working committee, I invite the community to come savor the flavors of the Midlands. Tasting Notes continues to grow and increase its impact for the S.C. Phil. With diverse restaurant partners, local beer and entertainment, and 50 wines from around the world, Tasting Notes is established as a can't-miss event each year.”


Tasting Notes ticket sales for the 2018 event are expected to begin in late 2017. To ensure you get first word, sign up for Symphon-E-Notes, the S.C. Phil's email newsletter.

2017 Restaurant Lineup 

 * new participant for 2017
  • 116 Espresso & Wine Bar
  • Alodia’s Cucina Italiana
  • Blue Marlin Steaks & Seafood
  • Bourbon Columbia
  • Cabot Creamery Cheese Station
  • Gervais & Vine
  • Grill Marks
  • Kaminsky’s Dessert Cafe
  • Main Street Public House*
  • Miyo's / M Vista / M Grille
  • Motor Supply Co. Bistro
  • Pearlz Oyster Bar
  • Ristorante Divino
  • Talullah*
  • The Melting Pot
  • The Oak Table
  • The Wired Goat
  • Thirsty Fellow Pizzeria and Pub
  • Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar NE
  • Twisted Spur*

2017 Wine Lineup 

This year's lineup includes more than 50 mid- to upper-level wines from top producers, including (but not limited to): 
  • Banfi
  • Cakebread
  • Chalk Hill
  • Franciscan
  • J Lohr
  • King Estate
  • Pineridge
  • The Prisoner 

2017 Event Committee

  • Event Chair: Brenda Wheeler
  • Dave Allison
  • Richard Bannon
  • Mary Green Brush
  • Jesse Bullard
  • Freeman Coggins
  • Lynn Hodge
  • Fred Medway
  • Virginia Roach
  • Kerrie Steed
  • Lani Stringer
  • Bob Thompson

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